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Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association.  Sarah lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at sarahdessen.com.

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Summer Reading Treats That Are Perfectly Sweet

It’s the last days of Summer and the best way to enjoy it is with some of the sweetest books we’ve got! These sugary reads are the perfect addition to your day, whether you’re taking your final beach trip or just soaking up some sun in the backyard.   Once and For All by Sarah … Continued
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13 Books to Read After You Finish 13 Reasons Why

You’ve read the book (haven’t you?!), you’ve now binged both seasons of the show (maybe more than once), and now all you want is more. Never fear, we’ve got thirteen great emotional reads to get you through your 13 Reasons Why book/Netflix hangover!   Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has … Continued
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12 YA Boys You Wouldn’t Mind Being Stranded on a Deserted Island With

Ok, so no one really *wants* to be stranded on a deserted island, but if you’ve got no other choice, wouldn’t it be nice to have some company? And by company, we mean a super hot guy to sit by your side, help you gather firewood, build a raft, you know, whatever it is that you … Continued
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The 5 Types of Beach Reads You Need In Your Life

There are so many different kinds of beaches—sandy beaches, barrier island beaches, rocky beaches, red sand beaches, mainland beaches, crowded beaches, great beaches, terrible beaches…we could go on. But we won’t. Because whether or not you knew it before, we are here to tell you that there are in fact no less than FIVE very … Continued
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Adam & Mia, and 9 Other Artists from YA Books We Love

Isn’t there something just so attractive about an artist? Whether they’re putting paint on a canvas or strumming out their feelings on a guitar, the brooding definitely gets to us in the best possible way. Here at Penguin Teen, we work with books (obviously), so it’s no mystery why we love artists in fiction. Here … Continued
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Every Book Going on Sale in May 2018

May officially kicks off summer for us here at Penguin Teen HQ, and we have a TON of great books coming your way. From epic fantasy to surrealist literary fiction, we truly have something for everyone this May. Read on for what to look out for!   5/1: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green: Unforgivable betrayals, … Continued
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While you wait for the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie

August!!! Why are you so far away?! After the cutest teen rom-com trailer ever (go on, you can watch it again, we’ll be here) released yesterday, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie seems WAY too far away. These hella swoony reads might just make the wait for Lara Jean’s story just a little easier to handle. … Continued
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11 Books to Help You Confront Your Grief

Loss is something terrible that we all must face in our lives at one time or another. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a bad break up, or the loss of a friend, the grief and pain can often feel like the end of the world. But luckily there are books out there that … Continued
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Four YA Sporty Girls Who Are Kicking Goals

Soccer is the hot sport of the moment, thanks to that big game happening in Russia. But don’t let the dudes rule the field, these books feature sport loving ladies who deserve their time in the spotlight.   The Season A Pride and Prejudice retelling with a soccer mad main character and set during the … Continued
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9 Paperbacks to Bring With You on Your Next Vacation

Yes, we recommend you bring all 9. They’re light, right? Read on for 9 books that are newly in paperback–if you missed them the first time around, now’s the perfect moment to grab one (or all, like we said), and pack ’em in your beach bag!   City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson The … Continued
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